Garden Dreams

by HEAB on May 11, 2011

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I’m proud to say that the dirt currently under my fingernails is NOT cocoa or carob powder. Nope, for once, it is actually dirt.

Summer and I spent the morning at a local garden center chatting it up and receiving much assistance from the kind and helpful staff. They helped me pick out some ferns for these urns on our front patio that have been empty for way too long. Practically indestructible I was told..we shall see. 😉

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We then started talking herbs, and I told them all about my dreams of a small garden. Someday, I hope to have something like this..

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Kate’s patio garden in wine crates. So fun, no?

However, since I have no green thumb WHATSOEVER, I need to start small. You know, build my confidence up a bit. Behold, HEAB’s herb garden…

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They potted some fresh cilantro and basil for me, adding a few flowers leftover from another customer, and I was given precise instructions on how to care for my herbs. I can do this. I will do this.

Melissa told me that herbs make a meal in the summertime, and I have to agree. So simple, yet so flavorful, just like today’s lunch…

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Onions, mushrooms, and spinach cooked in ghee with one egg scrambled in and topped with fresh chopped basil, avocado, and wing sauce.

Listening to Ani DiFranco sing Angry Any More and spending the rest of Summer’s afternoon nap Pinning. Bye. :)